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for the suggestion. we have about 25 minutes left. we'll come back and talk with jason pontin of the "mit technology review." the subject is about solving big problems in america. we'll take your calls in a moment. [video clip] >> the british admirals and generals were reporting to the crown that the colonists were sending ships everywhere to try to get ammunition and muskets and cannons. this was after the british had sent more troops to boston after the boston tea party and it's clear the colonists were pulling together the ammunition and cannons. the king basically prohibited british ships from taking ammunition and everything to the colonies unless it was officially sanctioned. they were very alert to this. as soon as the collins found out about the order in new hampshire and rhode island, they took the ammunition so everybody knew it was coming in the winter of 77 for-1775 -- in the winter of 1774-1775. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are focusing on the "mit technology review." we are talking about big problems in the world. we will get to this coverage in just a second. this is ja
of the higher paid jobs in technology and manufacturing that we really need to get the economy moving again. joining us is brenda buttner. good to see you. that is the good news. seasonal hiring is a record high? >> yeah it really is. we have had some reports from that basically we've seen 20% increase of holiday hiring from last year. amazon, target both reporting 21% more increase in hiring. >> gregg: how long are those going to hang around? >> that is a good question. we always see a drop-off that cliff of the employment cliff in january. what is more revealing we're seeing so much increase of hiring it was mainly in november. i would like to see december's numbers. we expected a strong consumer spending season. it's turning out to be much more disappointing than we had anticipated. >> gregg: why is that? >> many of the people who were surveyed say they are expecting they are going to have higher taxes. they are worried about the fiscal cliff. we saw a drop-off of spending as the fiscal cliff seemed to be more and more real as all the talks fell apart. >> gregg: we are seeing other thing
. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: gunfire tore at the nation's holiday mood again today, with the emotional wounds from a school massacre still fresh. there were more fatal shootings, including one in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed himself. police identified him as william spangler, he haddon time, 17 years for manslaughter but ha moti
the courage to negotiate a lasting peace. yesterday the pope talked about the lure of technology taking time away from war shopping god. >> pilgrims from around the world flock to belles a to bethlehem lining up to see the birthplace of jesus. leland vittert live from bethlehem, sending christmas greetings to us like nobody else can. merry christmas to you. >> reporter: you're right it is really a roo tphaoebg and magical place on earth to be for chris nass. i'm going t christmas. you see the christmas tree all lit up and past that the church of the nativity where tonight there are a couple of thousands of people lined up trying to head inside and down to the bible when th grothe tow where the bible said jesus was born two m ma malennia go. the pope took a political penned talking about the nation of palestine certainly on the mind of a lot of people here, a lot of locals in bethlehem and the west bank. nobody really does christmas celebrations like they do in the west bank. palestinian boy scouts marched in with snare drums through the streets down the star road, the famous road that lead i
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nerd. he liked the technological toys of the west. he was in touch with the syrian population. he certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar had mentioned -- commissioned three studies in february and march before the uprising broke out, and all three said, no, it's not going to happen in syria. so he felt pretty confident. i know for -- i can guarantee you that he was absolutely shocked when the uprising really started to seep into syria, particularly, of course, what lit the fire was the arrest and roughing up of the 15 school age children, teenagers, in the southern city of duras in syria. that touched a nerve. that sort of thing happened in syria quite a bit over the years, but in the new circumstances of the arab spring, and the regime didn't under the new circumstances -- it just grew and grew and grew after that. and it unleashed -- i think this
's such a powerful technology breakthrough, that this will forever change how we take and experience pictures. >> it captures the entire light field ail louse the focus and perspective to be changed after its been taken. number nine, nasa's dawn spacecraft sent back staggers data about an as troid called vesta. it appears it went through stages of planetary evolution. it's one of of a kind in the solar system. >> what's clear to us is vesta appears to be the only intact protoplanet left. >> you may have heard the term god's particle. the european nuclear research station claims to have found it. why is it a big deal? think big bang theory. >> this part we think was, in fact, a particle like this was the fuse that set off the explosion which created the universe. >> researchers found after the analyzing data from protons collisions from a particle accelerator. at 7 a leap of faith. felix baumgartner's record-breaking jump. he broke the free fall record and sound barrier jumping from 128,000 feet in a revolutionary space suit. >> i know the whole world is watching now, and i wish the world coul
room than corolla and civic? and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeahthat would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ >>. >> gregg: a florida family's nightmare is finally over. john hammer is back on american soil after spending months inside a mexican prison. he was arrested trying to carry a heirloom shotgun across the border. dominic is live in los angeles with more on the story. >> reporter: i think that image is john hammer chained like a dog to his bunk. looking like he was going to languish there for many more months. mexican authorities released home friday. he is driving across the country to his home in florida. they are expected to arrive christmas eve. he spent the night in brownville texas across the border where he was being held. during his detention he received threats from drug cartel members. his mother described to fox news that john was really sick at the moment with a cuff and may need m
to remote detonate explosives. they are using technology in ways that are ever more insidious. >> your first book? >> yes. >> what was your experience? to have a second look? >> i just signed a contract the other day. very excited about that. it's a great experience but what's the topic? >> it's going to be a little more domestic. it's going to involve andrew jackson as a really significant event. in the life of the president. the guy on the $20 bill. an event that everybody learns a sense about in school but there's a deeper deeper story to it. so in a way on to another deep dyed just like i did a deep dive on something that i knew a little bit about but realized i wanted to know a lot more. >> what is that one since we all learn in school speak with the trail of tears. about the removal of indians from the eastern united states. there's a lot more to that story. it speaks a lot of ways to the contentiousness of our politics today. >> if the voice you're hearing sounds familiar, that's because it is steve inskeep who is cohost of npr's "morning edition," and author of his first book, "insta
missile technology. south korean officials say they analyzed parts of the first stage rocket and determined it had a range of more than 6200 miles theoretically putting the u.s. west coast in its range. meanwhile pongyang claims the south is trying to engage in psychological warfare by lighting a giant steel christmas tree close to the border. many in north korea associate christianity with foreign interference. heather: this christmas don't be surprised if you happen to unwrap more than a few gifts with the words, made in america, on the inside. online retailers selling only american-made goods are more popular than ever. this holiday season they are seeing sales spike. william la jeunesse has this story for us live from los angeles. so, william, will we be seeing more, red, white and blue than red and green tonight? >> not yet, heather. things are looking up in the u.s. but we're not going to replace all the low-skilled manufacturing jobs that went to china right away, but, there are a lot of these sites, dozens of shopping sites, dedicated to products specifically made and
the weather is causing. >> and how a man is using technology to fight the nra's plan to put armed police in schools. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. on any new volkswagen. >>> heavy nonstop rain creates dangerous driving conditions in the bay area. we will tell you about the road closures and some of the accidents. >>> and the weather is also having an impact on people arriving and leaving the bay area on planes. we're tracking the current conditions at local airports. >> bay area families are not letting the weather stop them from giving their children a happy holiday. the big toy give away just now getting under way. >>> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday, december 22. i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mi
the resources to military power and threatening neighbors and friends and trying to shift technology abroad. it's a rogue regime. it's difficult to deal with. and it adds a complicating factor into the dynamic equation in asia between china and japan and the south china sea and the united states. >> let's switch gears now and talk about senator kerry, who will likely be secretary of state coming up. and with regard to the israeli/palestinian situation, do you think he might have an approach that could come and get something palpable done over there? >> i think that's really a presidential call. when you're dealing with israeli/palestinian issue, it's the president of the united states who's going to make that call. and really in all foreign policy it is the president's prerogative. i think what you're going to see in senator kerry is a very, very effective secretary of state who's a great member of the team. he brings a lot of experience. he brings a lot of passion, a lot of personal knowledge, and background to these issues. so i think he'll be very, very helpful as an adviser to the president
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